Thomas Hobbes

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes Full Name: Thomas Hobbes
Nationality: English

Profession: Philosopher
Why Famous: English philosopher best known today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book "Leviathan" established social contract theory, the foundation of most later Western political philosophy.

Born: April 5, 1588
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westport, England

Died: December 4, 1679 (aged 91)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Historical Events in the Life of Thomas Hobbes

  • 1674-07-19 Court of Holland bans books of Hobbes/Spinoza/Meyer

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